This is the second of a three part series. The first thread, Americans are Ignorant, Lazy,
Gutless Cowards who live in Fear
was designed to wake you up and get you to start thinking about what is really going on.
This thread is designed to make you think about what kind of future you want for your decendants two or three hundred years into the future. We know
where we've been, we are starting to see where we are now, but what do we want to build for the future.... I will use Science Fiction to illustrate
Your first choice is the Earth Alliance
of Babylon 5. It is a world where the
MegaCorporations pull the strings of the 'democratically elected' government. A 'Puppet' press. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.
This is the world the Republicans are trying to achieve. Notice I did not say Conservatives, but rather Repulicans. They are not the same thing.
One is an Ideology, the other is just another Special Interest Group serving their Corporate Masters.
The second choice is that of Logan's Run
. It is a world where the Government and the
Corporations have grown into one controlling everything, including reproduction and when you'll die. Everything is socialized, and rationed to the
'citizenry'. The government is the Press. Niether wealth nor poverty exist, but niether does choice or liberty. This is the world the Democrats
are trying to achieve. Notice once again I did not say Liberals, but rather Democrats for the same reasons. They are also serving their Corporate
The third choice is that of United Earth
of the Star Trek universe. It is a world where the
Government provides for all of the basic needs of society. Food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, education. Every citizen has a vote, and every vote
counts. The Government serves the People. Information flows freely. Every citizen is well informed on all issues. Every citizen is free to follow
whichever path interests them. A Paradise... Utopia. This possibility lies only if the center of the road is used, not just the Left shoulder or
the Right shoulder.
This is the true root of the problem we face today. Only the choice of the extremes, who both serve the same Master. We drive down the road to the
Future either on the Right shoulder or the Left shoulder. Those who would choose to drive down the center of the road have no Driver available, just
Drivers who can only drive on the Right shoulder and Drivers who can only drive on the Left Shoulder. When we put one extreme in the Whitehouse and
the other extreme in the Congress, we just force ourselves to stop and fix a flat tire until we decide which shoulder to pick again.
While I know that the future possibilities are endless, I picked these three just to inspire thought. So, now ask yourself, which future do you want
for your decendants? One built by those on the extremes who serve the same Master? Or one built by the people? To continue to vote for anyone with
a (R) or a (D) following their name on the ballot is choosing the former...
What to do about it? That will be the topic of the final thread of this three part series.
[edit on 16-9-2009 by JaxonRoberts]